Catsoft's Taxcat software is designed in accordance with Australian Taxation Office (ATO) electronic specifications for the Practitioner Lodgment Service (PLS). PLS utilises Standard Business Reporting (SBR), an Australian Government initiative to reduce the reporting burden
Catsoft was an early adopter of the ATO's previous primary lodgment channel, Electronic Lodgment Service
(ELS), being involved with the ELS pilot back in 1989 and releasing
ELS registered Taxcat software since 1991.
as now, Catsoft remains committed in providing software that is relevant and compliant to facilitate lodgment through the ATO's prevailing electronic lodgment channel. Taxcat continues
in that tradition by being SBR-enabled.
Getting involved in SBR development in 2015 and being an early adopter of SBR in 2016, Catsoft has enabled Taxcat users to reap the benefits of
SBR's integration with the ATO's backend, ensuring immediate responses are received directly from the ATO's backend system, saving time while providing confidence and certainty with lodgments.
Utilising SBR, Taxcat users are able to prefill tax forms with information the ATO already holds for a given
taxpayer, subscribe to EFT reconciliation reports, establish client
agent relationships, etc. As the ATO progressively expands prefilling to other tax forms,
and adds services that add value to the practitioner experience, Catsoft will
implement these services in Taxcat accordingly.
Taxcat has the following value-adding standard features, provided at no extra cost:
Tax Agent Portal: Pre-filling Report import into individual returns
BAS/IAS pre-population from ELS Outgoing BAS/IAS reports
Prefill for activity statements and individual returns
Single or Batch Lodgment to suit lodgment needs
Reconcilition Report subscription and download
update to establish tax agent relationship, etc.
Ledgercat and CatHub are purchased separately and set up along with
Upgrading to Taxcat ADVANCED will provide you with a lot more
EFT Refund Tracking using refund data imported from EFT Reconciliation
advanced debtor reports & options including transfer
Asset Maintenance direct access to asset categories associated with a
Shared Bank Maintenance interest maintained & split amongst related
CatHub Trustcat Module
links to our trust accounting software to meet trust accounting requirements
and generate DE transfer files for online banking.
Tax reporting obligations and services available: